About APL

The Art and Practice of Leadership (APL) is a 3-day national workshop for third or fourth year university students. This workshop provides participants with an exceptional opportunity to learn about leadership, communication, and career development. The participants embark on a stimulating personal journey that develops their leadership potential and helps them gain new competencies to better compete in the job market. Employers today look for more than just a degree. They look for individuals who will not only excel in their professional capacity, but will also lead, inspire, and mobilize people around them. Participants are drawn from all over Bangladesh and become part of a powerful network of youth leaders.

Duration: 3 days
Registration fee: BDT 7,000
Location: BYLC Headquarters, Baridhara J Block, Dhaka
Program dates: May 11–13, 2017 and May 18–20
Application deadline: April 6, 2017
Eligibility: Third or fourth year undergraduate students, and first or second year full-time master’s students (who have completed their bachelor’s degree not more than two years ago) from any accredited university in Bangladesh. Please note that executive master's students are not eligible to apply.
Class Time: 9 am–5 pm

This year, current APL participants will have the opportunity for continuous development through professional development workshops with BYLC Office of Professional Development . If you register for both APL and OPD workshops together you get BDT 2,000 off the OPD workshop.


Leadership Training

Leadership Training

Participants are encouraged to become active and engaged citizens, regardless of their career aspirations. The program uses a combination of lectures, case-in-point teaching, discussions, and reflective exercises to expand participants’ capacity to adapt to diverse learning environments and address challenges in the workplace and beyond. 

Emphasis on Communication

Emphasis on Communication

Effective communication is often the key to resolving conflict and helping others adapt to difficult changes. The workshop features sessions aimed at strengthening participants’ communication skills to enable them to perform well in a professional job environment.

Professional Development

Professional Development

Participants receive a practical orientation of the job market and develop professional skills through activities that hone their critical thinking and problem solving methods. The workshop features panels with distinguished guests from diverse sectors to give participants a concrete understanding of potential career paths. 


  • Prepare students for the challenges of a competitive job market in a rapidly changing world
  • Encourage participants to step out of their comfort zone and expand their capacity to address complex challenges
  • Increase participants’ capacity to diagnose a social system and lead courageously in times of uncertainty, change, and conflict



13 Programs


516 Graduates

Almeer Ahsan Asif-testimonail

Almeer Ahsan Asif

Assistant Manager, Curriculum Development, Instructor

I had the pleasure of being on both sides of the APL classroom. As a faculty, I can take my students through the same transformation I experienced when I participated in the first batch of APL. The state of the art curriculum on leadership, communication and networking skills that we deliver in the 3 day training continues to transform young people from all sectors and regions of Bangladesh.

Sobhan Chowdhury-testimonail

Sobhan Chowdhury


The APL workshop taught me to view issues more objectively. This polished my problem solving skills and ignited my inner creativity. I think more critically when approaching problems which has helped me significantly in my studies.